Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nothing Major

I haven't posted in a while. My life has been full of sick kids for nearl 2 weeks. Oh, it's nothing major ... just your run of the mill colds and such. But it keeps me busy and occupied and up at all hours of the night. I definitely have gone back to feeling like a mother of infants again!

Nathan has another ear infection. I've lost count, but we are over 30 now. This may be 33, but possibly 34 ... I guess when you reach numbers like this, what's the point of keeping track anymore? His tubes (the ones we just got last April) have fallen out. We see his ENT tomorrow.

Joel passed out at school today. However, afterwards I learned that he ate nothing all day long. This is the second time this school year that this has happened. I'm trying to figure out what I can possibly do to encourage him to eat and eat healthy. We'll be seeing a pediatric neurologist soon. Hopefully, he will be able to get me some additional therapies or give me advice on some of the harder issues of dealing with Asperger's syndrome.

So that I don't sound like a complete downer this time around, Julia said the cutest thing last night ...

We were finishing up homework and about to start our bedtime routine. I said, "Okay, everyone get ready to take a quick shower."

Julia pipes up, "No. I have to have a bath. My teacher said so."

I said, "I think a shower will work."

Julia said, "No, Mama! I have to have a bath. Mrs. Amanda said that everyone had to take a bath and use lots of soap so that we were sparkly clean for Groundhog Day!"

(The great thing about having a first cousin teaching my daughter kindergarten is that I have insider information on what prompts these funny conversations. Apparently, Amanda was encouraging her students to bath because one child in particular hasn't had a bath in quite some time. Shortly after that, she was talking to the kids about something fun they were going to do on Groundhog Day. I guess Julia combined those two discussions in her head and felt that she needed to be extra clean on Groundhog Day.)

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